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EC teams to review electoral roll revision
NEW DELHI, DEC. 18.Close on the heels of representations by the Telugu Desam Party for early elections in Andhra Pradesh, the Election Commission today announced that four teams of officials would tour the State next week to review the process of ...
'Nellore youths safe'
NELLORE, DEC. 18.Hopes of safe release of the two youngsters from Nellore who is in the captivity of the Taliban in Afghanistan seem to have brightened with the Afghan Government announcing today that they are safe. Some unidentified persons, ...
Former MLA convicted
VIJAYAWADA, DEC. 18.The First Additional Sessions Judge for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes Atrocities (Prevention) Act, T. Doraswami, has convicted the former TDP MLA from Nuzvid, Kotagiri Hanumantha Rao, and his follower, Koneru Prasad, for ...
Revised relief package for cyclone victims
HYDERABAD, DEC. 18. The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, has announced a revised relief package for cyclone victims, effective from Thursday. It provides for construction of permanent houses under the Indira Awas Yojana against the 4,403 ...
Ex-IAS official dies at 101
HYDERABAD, DEC.18. A. Raghava Reddy, retired IAS officer, died on Thursday at the age of 101 years in a private hospital of cardiac arrest. He leaves his wife, six sons and 19 grand and great grandchildren. Two of his sons, A.R. Muralidhar and AR ...
Supreme Court to be moved on release of grains
BANGALORE, DEC. 18. The Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, M.Y. Ghorpade, said today that the State Government will approach the Supreme Court against the Centre for "violation of the Court's directions on supply of foodgrains and ...
Effort to create awareness on IPR
BANGALORE, DEC. 18.The Indian Council of Medical Research is making efforts to get scientists involved in bio-medical research to file more patents and get acquainted with intellectual property rights (IPR) issues. According to K. ...
Self-reliance for peasants
BANGALORE, DEC. 18.The vision of "collective self-reliance" for three billion peasants of the world who are threatened with pauperisation is all the more relevant in view of the failure of the Cancun Ministerial meeting of the WTO in September ...
High Court dismisses Telgi's bail petition
BANGALORE, DEC. 18. The Karnataka High Court on Thursday dismissed the bail petition filed by Abdul Karim Lala alias <149>Telgi, the prime accused in the multi-crore stamp paper racket, and observed that the health condition of the petitioner was ...
'Children are the real centres of the World'
BANGALORE, DEC. 18. It was cheers and applause all the way for the chief guests at the Young World Fest 2003, the finals of which began on Thursday. Popular Kannada film artistes Ramesh Arvind and Tara received a warm welcome from the hundreds ...
Congress crisis: Mani leaves for Delhi
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 18. The Revenue Minister and Kerala Congress(M) chief, K. M. Mani, left for New Delhi today for discussions with the Congress high command. The high command sought the meeting with Mr. Mani, who heads the third largest ...
KOZHIKODE, DEC. 18.The Central Bureau of Investigation (Special Crime Branch) is getting ready to question the top police officers in the State in connection with its ongoing inquiry into the alleged atrocities committed by the police against the ...
Power tariff hike likely
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 18.A power tariff hike seems inevitable by the beginning of the next financial year, considering the financial circumstances of the Kerala State Electricity Board. The hike may come to 30 per cent, unless the Government ...
Asianet resumes sports channels
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 18.Asianet Satellite Communications today resumed telecast of the ESPN Star Sports channel following settlement of the dispute over the hike in monthly tariff at a conciliatory meeting held in New Delhi. The row was ...
Technical snag delays IA flight
KOCHI, DEC. 18. Indian Airlines's flight IC-976 from Sharjah was delayed over 20 hours today following a technical snag. The flight, scheduled at land at the Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery, at 2-35 a.m. today, did not arrive until ...
Goshree: banks likely to slash interest rate
KOCHI, DEC. 18. The consortium of banks financing the ongoing Goshree bridges project has agreed to consider paring interest rate for the loan being extended to the project in view of the general fall in lending rates. The promise was given ...
'Rights renunciation correct decision'
CHENNAI, DEC. 18. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today appeared before a special court here and answered questions under Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code in the case of ``SPIC (Southern Petrochemical Industries ...
Nedumaran gets bail in POTA case
CHENNAI, DEC. 18. The Madras High Court today granted bail to four Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) detenus, including the Tamilar Desiyar Iyakkam leader, P. Nedumaran, who have been incarcerated for over 17 months now. Relying on the latest ...
No overt act except speeches: High Court
CHENNAI, DEC. 18. The Tamilar Desiya Iyakkam leader, P. Nedumaran,and three of his associates, who have been in jail since August 1, 2002 on various charges under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), were given conditional bail by the Madras ...
Parties seek time to offer suggestions
CHENNAI, DEC. 18.Political parties today arrived at a consensus and sought time from the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for examining the list of polling stations before making suggestions on booths rationalisation. The District Collectors will ...
No escape from the costly option
CHENNAI, DEC. 18. With no sign of further rain, Chennai residents are now spending close to Rs. 70 lakhs a day to buy packaged drinking water. The amount may cross the Rs. 1-crore mark by next summer. Ahead of what appears one of Chennai's ...
Hepatitis B immunisation for 19,000 children
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 18. The Health Minister, E. Valsaraj, today said 19,000 children (below one year) in Pondicherry would be immunised against Hepatitis B. Launching the immunisation programme at a function on the premises of the Mother Teresa ...
French nationals facing encroachment threat: AIADMK
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 18. The secretary of the Pondicherry AIADMK, A. Anbalagan, on Wednesday alleged that French nationals of Pondicherry origin having houses and landed property here were facing a threat of "encroachment" on their premises by ...
Dhanvantri homam performed
PONDICHERRY, DEC.18.Abishekam, saharsanama archana and homam to Lord Dhanvantri was performed by a team of pandits in the Draupadi Amman temple in Murungampakkam near here on Sunday. The homam and other rituals were performed with varieties of ...
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